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Castle of Púbol, The House of Gala Dalí

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The castle at Púbol ("poo-bohl")  was the home to surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala (but not at the same time). Gala is buried at the castle. In 1968, Dalí bought Gala her own separate castle in Púbol...

Modernisme, a local version of Art Nouveau

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In the late 19th century, at the time of the Universal Exhibition of 1888, Barcelona was a bustling city in which architecture played a major role as an indicator of the social status of the then flourishing bourgeois...

CaixaForum: one of the best modern art collections in Europe

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CaixaForum Barcelona is an art gallery sponsored by the Catalan bank "La Caixa", and opened in 2002 in a former factory. CaixaForum is located in the Montjuïc area, on Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia. The mai...

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation

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The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. This building was used for the official opening of the German section of the ex...

Museum of Catalan Art Nouveau

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Art from one of Catalonia’s most important art movements, the Museu del Modernisme Català (MMCAT) is the only museum that is dedicated exclusively to Catalan Art Nouveau. The museum, which opened in March 2011, is loc...

The ruins of Empúries

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Empúries was a settlement on the Mediterranean coast of the comarca (county) of Alt Empordà in northern Catalonia. Nowadays is part of the municipality of the town of l'Escala. The settlement was founded in 575 BC by ...

A private visit to singular buildings in Barcelona

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You have the opportunity to visit singular buildings in the city, ie. Palau Moxó, a palace built in 1770, on the bases of an ancient palace from the 13th Century. It was the most important private residency in Barcelo...

The Gaudí Centre, interpreting the genius mind in Reus

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Reus, near Tarragona, is a picturesque town that was once famous for the production of Brandy. Today it is a bustling town that spans 59km2 and has 100,537 inhabitants. It's also the birthplace of Antoni Gaudí, the ge...

Fundació Fran Daurel

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The Fran Daurel private collection focuses mainly on Catalan art, comprising works by major artists such as Dalí, Guinovart, Ràfols-Casamada, Cuixart, Tàpies, Barceló, Plensa, Millares and Picasso. The latest addit...

If you like art museums, Articket is your pass

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The Articket BCN is a single ticket to visit several art museums in Barcelona. It is valid for three months after first use; within this time you can visit any of the participating museums once. The ticket is also val...

Museu Frederic Marès

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The Museu Frederic Marès is a unique collector's museum located in the center of the city, in the Plaça de Sant Iu, in a series of rooms of the old Royal Palace. It houses the collection donated to the city by sculpto...

Casa Lleó i Morera

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Some people say that the Casa Lleó Morera is a family-size version of the Palau de la Música. Although the Palau is considered the epitome of modernista architecture due to its elaborate decorative elements, the artis...

Barcelona fountains

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A sample of public fountains and sculptures: Font plaça de Sant Pere, Font de la Violetera, Font de Santa Eulàlia, Font de la Caputxeta, Font de la Granota, Font de la Pagesa, Font de la Tortuga, Font de l'Efebus and ...

Opera house: Gran Teatre del Liceu

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Barcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfil its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city. In contrast...

A visit to Casa Amatller

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This amazing building, the Casa Amatller by architect Puig i Cadafalch, a contemporary of Gaudí, which combines the neo-Gothic style with a ridged façade inspired by houses in the Netherlands, is part of the block kno...

Torre Bellesguard

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The Casa Bellesguard stands at the foot of the Collserola Ridge, on a site which boasts magnificent views of Barcelona. The building’s medieval past inspired Gaudí when he designed this innovative, but essentially neo...

48H Open House Barcelona: the Torre Girona

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The 48H Open House Festival represents a unique opportunity to enjoy architectural experiences related to a city's history. The event, started some years ago in London, is now celebrated in over 15 cities around the w...

Grec Arts and Music Festival

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The Grec Arts and Music Festival of Barcelona is an international theatre, dance, music and circus festival celebrated in July. Over the course of its history, the festival has become not only the major summer att...

Monestir de Pedralbes

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Barcelona's Museu-Monestir de Pedralbes (Pedralbes Monastery) is considered to be one of the finest examples of Catalan Gothic architecture and allows us to see the artistic legacy preserved by the community of nuns f...

Catedral de Barcelona

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The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia ("Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia"), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was co...

Gaudí House-Museum at Parc Güell

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At the end of the 19th century, Catalan industrialist Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, after a stay in England, returned to Barcelona with the intention to build a garden city for the Catalan bourgeoisie, on the grounds of ...

El Call (Jewish area)

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Jewish presence in Barcelona dates back to ancient times. After 1391, Barcelona's Jewish community technically ceased to exist and its members were dispersed. The Catalan word "call" refers to the area where the Jews ...

A peek into Museu Frederic Marès

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The Museu Frederic Marès is a unique collector's museum located in the center of the city, in the Plaça de Sant Iu, in a series of rooms of the old Royal Palace. It houses the collection donated to the city by sculpto...

Palau Güell

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Barcelona’s Palau Güell was designed by the young Gaudí and is a wonderful blend of medieval opulence and the architect’s unique exuberant style. The palace was completed in 1890, the building was the private residenc...

Plaça Catalunya fountains

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More information: http://www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins/fonts/EN/bessones.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla%C3%A7a_de_Catalunya,_Barcelona http://www.360cities.net/image/barcelona-placa-catalunya-fountains#323.30,...

Barcelona street altarpieces

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These altarpieces (Catalan: "Capelletes")  are a sort of  public altars containing a religious image and displayed in the street. They can be found in many cities and villages, in religious buildings (churches, monast...

Barcelona facades and balconies

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A look at the city facades and balconies protruding their original 'modernism'. More information: Barcelona Walking Tours Modernisme http://www.rutadelmodernisme.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernisme ...

Barcelona contrast

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Video: © EPIPAL Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSvMrWjpoE

Barcelona: curiosities, legends and nooks

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The overlapped text is in Catalan yet the video will give you an idea on what these curiosities and nooks are about. More information: http://www.barcelonaoculta.com Video: © EPIPAL Source: http://www.youtub...

Barcelona: little gems in the neighbourhoods

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The overlapped text is in Catalan yet the video will give you an idea on what these little gems are about. Tips: carrer = street, casa = house/building, plaça=square Video: © EPIPAL Source: http://www.youtube.com...

Colònia Güell in Santa Maria de Cervelló

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The Colònia Güell, one of the most pioneering purpose-built industrial villages of the 19th century is located in the town of Santa Coloma de Cervelló, 23 Km to the south-west of Barcelona. Gaudí developed the archite...

Casa Milà (a.k.a. La Pedrera)

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Casa Milà (Catalan pronunciation: ['cah-sa mee-lah]), better known as La Pedrera (pronounced: [lah peh-dre-rah], meaning the 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during...

Cloister of the Santa Eulàlia Cathedral

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The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia ("Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia"), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was co...

Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí

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The narrow Vall de Boí is situated in the high Pyrénées, in the Alta Ribagorça region and is surrounded by steep mountains. Each village in the valley contains a Romanesque church, and is surrounded by a pattern of en...

Poblet i Santes Creus Monastery

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This Cistercian abbey, founded in 1151, located at the feet of the Prades Mountains in the comarca of Conca de Barberà in southern Catalonia, is one of the largest in Europe. At its centre is a 12th-century church. Th...

La Casa Castellarnau – Tarragona

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The Castellarnau House was built at the beginning of the 15th century and was home to one of the city's most influential families until the 19th century. In 1542 Emperor Charles I resided here during his stay in the c...

Arc de Triomf, another perspective

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For more information: Arc de Triomf fact file http://www.aviewoncities.com/barcelona/arcdetriomf.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_de_Triomf Video: © geobeats Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VZge2g...

Palau Nacional

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The Palau Nacional, situated in Montjuïc, is a palace constructed between the years 1926 and 1929 for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona. Since 1934 it has been home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia...

A tourist view of Parc Güell

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Parc Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 19...

Casa Batlló

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Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the heart of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. Casa Batlló is a remodel of a previously built house. It was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been ref...

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